Field Reports

News and views from the Field team

News

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    We’re all Brexiteers Living in Trumpton Now

    As the world reacts to the election of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States, we think there...

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    Will May Spring Forward with an Election or Slowly Sink with Economic Woes?

    Even before the court judgement yesterday, there were strong arguments for an election next year. Many Tories think a...

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    Brexit Gets It In Court

    Referendum victory in the bag. David Cameron deposed. Brexiteers in charge of key government departments. And once-remainer PM Theresa...

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    May Should Call a General Election Next Spring – Britain’s Economic Position Demands it

    Article by Alex Morton Theresa May is trapped by circumstances Theresa May took office quickly and as a serious...

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    Goodbye Goldsmith

    The Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow has unsurprisingly resulted in a Richmond Park by-election. With...

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    Airports Campaign Shows the Power (and limits) of PR

    There have been few bigger PR battles in recent years than the Heathrow v Gatwick face-off that came to...

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    Conservatives Hit by Yellow Fever

    Super Thursday it was not, but the two by-elections yesterday show politics is trying to adjust to the new...

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    Heathrow Delays – Dithering or Electioneering?

    One of the many difficult issues in Theresa May’s inbox is airport expansion in the South East. Everyone knows...

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    Spin That Record Again

    Parliament may have returned, but there is crucially one final conference to go – that of the Scottish National...

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    The Week Brexit Got Real

    Empty supermarket shelves, pound/euro parity and Government concessions on the Parliamentary process. This was the week that the sheer...

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    The Week that Oratory Died (Conservative Party Conference)

    Few present would deny that, whatever your politics, this Conservative Party Conference was good fun. With the opposition in...

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    May Day Manifesto (Conservative Party Conference)

    Almost three months into the job, we now have an answer to the question: what does Theresa May stand...

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    Stop. Hammond Time (Conservative Party Conference)

    Yesterday’s big event at Conference was Philip Hammond. Though, if you watched his speech, you’d be forgiven for not...

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    Domestic Policy: Never Mind the BXXXXX (Conservative Party Conference)

    Today was meant to both draw a line under Brexit and move onto the domestic front, with Philip Hammond’s...

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    Prime Minister’s Answer Time (Conservative Party Conference)

    The importance of party conferences is often overstated. The political class gather for a few days, and their levels...

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